COLUMBIA FILM SOCIETY: Nomadland
Winner best picture of 2020 at the Academy Awards. Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Francis McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. Nomadland is a work of exploration, and not just across the sprawling American West. Fern is exorcising her darkest demons, which spring from the systemic neglect that has been visited on so many Americans in recent years. The odyssey makes Nomadland a transfixing mix of reckoning and catharsis. (The Atlantic) (In English)(1 hour 47 minutes).